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Fatal Rogue River Highway Crash

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Fatal Rogue River Highway Crash

He did.

[a8]rural metro fatal crash-dual box the car has since been removed from the creek.

Newswatch 12's mari nelson is live at the scene to give us a look at the damage left behind.

You can still see lots of wreckage left behind.

There's a broken wood fence, tire marks, and some pieces of the car still in the birdseye creek.

I talked with a woman who actually called 911 and reported the wreck and took action herself.

[a11]rural metro fatal crash-llpkg sequoia worthington was driving down rogue river highway with her friend when she saw fire off the side of the road.

So we stopped and we looked over and noticed that it was truck damaged and on fire.

Worthington decided to take action s says: before i called 911, me and my friend both slid down the embankment to see what we could do.

But once we got to the truck, the flames grew bigger and sparks started flying.

The embankement they slide down is about a 40 foot drop.

At first they backed up, but all worthington could think about was that someone was in the vehicle and needed help.

S says: and then we tried going back again and throwing some water on the truck from the creek.

But the fire kept getting worsethen she heard something s says: it could have been the truck popping but it could have been a person trying to get out.

I wasn't entirely sure.

Worthington called 911.

And said the rogue valley fire department came within minutes.

She decribes metal car parts flying off of the toyota pick up.

S says: there's one that just barely missed my head.

Theres some that hit my leg but minor injuries.

After the rogue river fire department put the fire out, she later found out that there was someone inside the vehicle.

S says: we just want to focus on what we can do for the family instead of being made out to be heros.

Oregon state police are still investigating and are not releasing the name of the victim who died in the crash until next of kin are notified.

In gold hill

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